SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - For the first time since the Floyd Adams administration, the mayor's office in Savannah is employing the services of a chief of staff to help with day-to-day operations.
After conducting several interviews, Savannah native Martin Sullivan, Jr. was selected from six candidates.
Sullivan is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and worked as a senior advisor for Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. Mayor Eddie DeLoach spoke to WTOC about his decision to bring Sullivan on, pointing out that he knew of him through his campaign advisors and Sullivan's run for a position in the Georgia House of Representatives.
"He speaks well, he's articulate, he writes well. He can get his point across better than I can. So, I couldn't go wrong," said Mayor DeLoach.
Sullivan will work side-by-side with Mayor DeLoach on meetings, policy decisions and speeches. As a City of Savannah employee, Sullivan will make $65,000 a year.